Summer Street Capital is Pleased to Welcome Michelle Hartman as Office Manager, and Announces Retirement of Susan Brand

[6/24/2011] Summer Street Welcomes Michelle Hartman as Office Manager

BUFFALO, N.Y. – JUNE 24, 2011 – Summer Street Capital Partners (, a Buffalo, New York-based private equity fund, is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Hartman as office manager.  Concurrently, Summer Street’s office manager, Susan Brand will retire in July 2011.


Michelle Hartman joined Summer Street in April 2011 from Ingram Micro Inc., an international technology distributor and Fortune 100 Company.  At Ingram, Michelle worked in Human Resources where she focused on staffing and recruiting.  Michelle has a diverse background working with large public companies and closely held private businesses.  Her experience ranges from executive assistant, to sales and human resources.  “Michelle was recruited based on her broad experience and complementary skills.  She has proven to be an ideal fit and will add tremendous value to the team,” noted Brian D’Amico, managing partner.  As office manager, Michelle will assume the responsibilities of retiring office manager, Susan Brand.  Michelle earned a BA in Business Management from The University of Phoenix, Los Angeles.


Since joining Summer Street in 2006, Susan has been responsible for managing all the administrative functions at Summer Street. Her responsibilities included administrative support, organizational development, and meeting and event management.  “Over her 5 year career with Summer Street, Susan has not only successfully managed all administrative functions, but has played an integral role in solidifying a growing team of professionals,” remarked Brian D’Amico, managing partner.  In her retirement Susan plans to spend time with her family, including her three daughters and seven grandchildren, travel, and enjoy her hobbies.


Summer Street’s team has grown from 12 to 22 professionals in the last 5 years.



Summer Street Capital Partners LLC, founded in 1999, is a Buffalo, NY-based private equity fund with approximately $300 million of committed capital is focused on investing in small-market companies.  The firm invests alongside talented managers, bringing capital and resources to support acquisitions and aggressive growth strategies.  Summer Street’s investors include leading pension funds, insurance companies, and banking institutions. Summer Street’s investments support management buy-outs, family transitions, corporate divestitures, growth financings, and recapitalizations. The investment team is complemented by a team of experienced operating partners who are integrally involved in assisting portfolio companies. Visit for additional information.

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